A growing reliance on market disciplines and incentives characterised health care reform strategies in many countries in the 1990s, yet the country which relies most heavily on private health care - the U.S.A. - is the most expensive in the world and still fails to deliver affordable health care to millions of its citizens. This apparent paradox is the starting point for Markets and Health Care: A Comparative Analysis.
Table of Contents
2. Explaining the rise of the market in health care
3. Economic perspectives on market and health care
4. The pro-competitive movement in American medical politics
5. Canada: markets at the margin
6. Reforming the British national health service: All change, no change?
7. Reforming New Zealand health care
8. Managed competition: Health care reform in the Netherlands
9. Health reform in Sweden: The road beyond cost containment